What we call ‘culture’ is the sum of elements which form the world of each human being: the spaces of life and those of death. The settlements, the places of worship and the grave sites.
The area of Tamuli, not far from the town of Macomer, has all these elements in one place. A synthesis of the architectural system which reproduced in symbolic form the nuraghic world. It includes three giants’ graves, a village, a nuraghe and a spring.
The tombs follow the classic layout, but their peculiarity lies in the six cone-shaped upright stones, or betyls, to the side of tomb number one: three are completely smooth, while the other three are decorated with pairs of breasts carved in relief.
The beauty of these elements is such that no words can describe their powerful impact and would actually detract from it.
The nuraghe is of the multi-towered or ‘complex’ type: it consists of a main tower or keep, flanked by a curtain wall with two more towers.
The village lies not far from the nuraghe, while a spring was located nearby. This complex has been dated to the Middle Bronze Age (1500 – 1200 BC).
It is not often that in our exploration of the past we come across a microcosm as complete as this one.
Let us take its memory away with us, treasuring this unique experience.